Albert Gonzalez Enters Plea Agreement in Heartland, Hannaford Cases
Kim Zetter reports:
Albert Gonzalez, who has admitted hacking into TJX and other companies, has filed a plea agreement in charges that he breached Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford, 7-Eleven and two other companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gonzalez, a former Secret Service informant, will plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers, and to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors have agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 25 years, to run concurrent with his sentence in two other pending cases. Gonzalez had agreed to ask the court for no less than 17 years in prison.
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